Reconstruction | Lowcountry Africana http://www.lowcountryafricana.com African American Genealogy and History in SC, GA and FL Fri, 20 May 2016 03:51:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Charleston, SC Freedmen’s Labor Contracts, 1865-1866, Part 1 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/charleston-sc-freedmens-labor-contracts-1865-1866-part-1/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/charleston-sc-freedmens-labor-contracts-1865-1866-part-1/#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:25:49 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=19557 Freedmen’s Labor Contracts Charleston County, SC, Contracts Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868 NARA Record Group 105 M1910, Reel 63, Target 12 TITLE OF CONTRACT: P.M.C. Earnest with freedpeople DATE OF CONTRACT: July 11, 1865 PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT: Charleston County South […]

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Freedmen’s Bureau Records ~ Reading the Descriptive Pamphlet Can Lead You to Treasures http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/freedmens-bureau-records-reading-the-descriptive-pamphlet-can-lead-you-to-treasures/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/freedmens-bureau-records-reading-the-descriptive-pamphlet-can-lead-you-to-treasures/#respond Sun, 22 Mar 2015 20:41:51 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14523 FamilySearch has digitized all 106 reels of microfilm of the NARA micropublication Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). We dare say that there is scarcely a collection more significant for breaking through the 1870 brick wall than Freedmen’s Bureau […]

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Going in Depth ~ SC Freedmen’s Bureau Labor Contracts http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/going-in-depth-sc-freedmens-bureau-labor-contracts/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/going-in-depth-sc-freedmens-bureau-labor-contracts/#respond Sat, 21 Mar 2015 18:00:18 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14561   FamilySearch has digitized all 106 microfilm reels in the NARA series Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). This digital collection is titled South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872. This post is one of a series of posts with […]

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Finds in FamilySearch Freedmen’s Bureau Records ~ Reel 21, Georgetown Medical Officer Rations Requests http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/finds-in-familysearch-freedmens-bureau-records-reel-21-medical-officer-rations-requests/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/finds-in-familysearch-freedmens-bureau-records-reel-21-medical-officer-rations-requests/#respond Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:32:57 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14308 A Rich Find for Georgetown Research The FamilySearch collection South Carolina Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872 is the digitized version of Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). We’ve made some pretty rich finds by browsing through the volumes, and the […]

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Going In Depth ~ A Look at Some of the Richest Record Types in SC Freedmen’s Bureau Records http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/going-in-depth-a-look-at-some-of-the-richest-record-types-in-sc-freedmens-bureau-records/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/going-in-depth-a-look-at-some-of-the-richest-record-types-in-sc-freedmens-bureau-records/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:24:09 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14241 Rations Lists (AKA Register of Destitutes): Lists of Elders By Plantation, Before 1870 Rations lists (sometimes labeled “Register of Destitutes,” “Register of Those to Whom Rations Were Issued,” etc.) are among the richest records in FamilySearch’s collection South Carolina Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872. When General Rufus Saxton assumed responsibility for the operation of the Freedmen’s […]

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Marriage and Divorce Records for Charleston, Strawberry Ferry, Johns Island, and Camden, 1865-1866 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/marriage-and-divorce-records-for-charleston-strawberry-ferry-johns-island-and-camden-1865-1866/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/marriage-and-divorce-records-for-charleston-strawberry-ferry-johns-island-and-camden-1865-1866/#respond Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:09:10 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=10528 Source: United States, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. Marriage and Divorce Records for Charleston, Strawberry Ferry, Johns Island, and Camden, 1865-1866. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series Number .F601301, Record Group Number 601300. Notation at top of journal: “Marriage records from an old book used by Rev. Mansfield French, Chaplain in […]

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2013: The Year That Was At Lowcountry Africana http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/2013-the-year-that-was-at-lowcountry-africana/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/2013-the-year-that-was-at-lowcountry-africana/#comments Thu, 02 Jan 2014 08:38:44 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14332 By Toni Carrier This page contains many photo galleries (we didn’t want to leave anything out!). Please allow a few moments for the galleries to load. The gallery above has 130 pics from this year. Be sure to scroll back up after reading the post, to enjoy our 2013 in pictures! 2013 was one of […]

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Accessing and Navigating the New FamilySearch Collection "South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872" http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/accessing-and-navigating-the-new-familysearch-collection-south-carolina-freedmens-bureau-records-1865-1872/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/accessing-and-navigating-the-new-familysearch-collection-south-carolina-freedmens-bureau-records-1865-1872/#respond Fri, 27 Dec 2013 23:50:30 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14223 FamilySearch Has Digitized Freedmen’s Bureau Records for South Carolina Social networks are abuzz today with the happy news that FamilySearch has digitized all 106 rolls of the microfilm series Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). This new collection of […]

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FamilySearch Digitizes Freedmen’s Bureau Records for SC http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/familysearch-digitizes-freedmens-bureau-records-for-sc/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/familysearch-digitizes-freedmens-bureau-records-for-sc/#respond Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:06:17 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14212 FamilySearch this week digitized all 106 rolls of the microfilm series Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). This new collection of 118,737 images is one of the most significant for tracing formerly enslaved ancestors in South Carolina. The 106 […]

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Beaufort, SC 1868 Voter Registrations, Bluffton Precinct http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/beaufort-sc-1868-voter-registrations-bluffton-precinct/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/beaufort-sc-1868-voter-registrations-bluffton-precinct/#respond Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:26:56 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=12202 Beaufort County, SC 1868 Voter Registrations St. Helena Parish Registration Precinct Bluffton Election Precinct Indexed by Alana Thevenet Source: South Carolina, Secretary of State, Records Deposited with the Secretary. Abstracts of Voter Registrations Reported to the Military Government, 1868. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Record Group 213000, Series No. S 213103     […]

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